No-Bake Rocky Road Avalanche Bars + Video

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Best Ever No-Bake Rocky Road Avalanche Bars are my latest obsession. I have made them at least 12 times and everyone raves about them. A simple recipe with chocolate and peanut butter with a candy crunch that comes together in a snap? Sign me up, twice!

No-Bake Rocky Road Avalanche Bars


With the perfect balance of chocolate and peanut butter, these no-bake bars are utterly addictive.

Soft, billowy marshmallows and crispy rice cereal come together with the rich and creamy chocolate peanut butter candy filling to create this memorable dessert. For a butterscotch twist, try our scotcheroos.

No-fuss desserts are our thing, and as much as we love sharing them with our family and friends, we sometimes have to make extra because we can’t keep our hands off them!

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Helpful Tips to make No-Bake Rocky Road Avalanche Bars:

  • You can refrigerate the pan if your kitchen is too warm, or, if you are impatient like me, pop them in the freezer for 20 minutes.

What you will need to make No-Bake Rocky Road Avalanche Bars:

  • 9 x 13-inch Baking Pan- I have my favorites and this set is one of them. The 9×13 is perfect for casseroles and the smaller size is awesome for making 1/2 a casserole recipe.
  • Mixing BowlI like a variety of mixing bowls and prep bowls and this set has them all.


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rocky road avalanche bars cut into squares

Check out more of our favorite no-bake recipes:

Strawberry Shortcake  No-Bake Icebox Cake

Extreme Reese’s Peanut Butter No-Bake Pie

No-Bake Avalanche Cookies

10 Minute Microwave Peanut Brittle   

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Avalanche Bark Rocky Road Bars

Donna Elick
No Bake Rocky Road Bars are an extra chocolatey version of Rocky Mountain avalanche bars. With 7 ingredients, they come together in a snap!
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method No Bake
Servings 24


  • 16 ounces chocolate-flavored candy coating, I use Almond Bark or Candiquik
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces Bakers German’s sweet chocolate bar, broken into chunks
  • 16.9 ounce jar super chunky peanut butter
  • 3 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Melt the chocolate candy coating, chocolate chips and German chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. Microwave at half power for 30 seconds at a time until melted and smooth, stirring after each interval.
  • Stir the peanut butter into the warm chocolate until melted and smooth. Add the rice cereal, marshmallows and salt and stir to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Allow it to set in a cool place until firm.
  • You can refrigerate the pan if your kitchen is too warm, or, if you are impatient like me, pop them in the freezer for 20 minutes. Once they are solid, cut them into 24 pieces.
  • Store in the refrigerator.



Serving: 1 | Calories: 369cal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 159mg | Sugar: 25g | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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  1. I have never heard of chocolate-flavored candy coating or the 2 brands you mentioned "Almond Bark" or "Candiquik." Where do you find either of these products? Are these products different than the candy melts? I'm in Canada.

  2. Instead of making in a 9×13 pan could you just drop them on parchment paper like other Avalanche cookies. I have made the other cookies just wondering.

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